Shreve Memorial Library celebrates black history month with new programs

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Shreve Memorial Library is joining professional and community organizations, schools, churches, bookstores, libraries and interested individuals nationwide in participating in the National African American Read-In.

The event was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in efforts to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.

The National African American Read-In is the first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature.

Throughout the month of February, Shreve Memorial Library branches will host a variety of programs such as open mic events, author visits and book discussions as part of the National African American Read-In.

National African American Read-In events are scheduled as follows:

·Monday, February 4 – Youth Read-in & Craft, 12:30 p.m. at Gilliam Branch, 12797 Main Street, Gilliam

·Saturday, February 9 – Open Mic, 11:00 a.m. at David Raines Branch, 2855 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

·Friday, February 15 – Open Mic, 1:30 p.m. at North Shreveport Branch, 4844 North Market Street

·Monday, February 18 – Open Mic, 4:30 p.m. at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch, 2105 Hollywood Avenue

·Tuesday, February 19 & Wednesday, February 20 – Preschool Story-Time Read-In, 10:00 a.m. at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch

·Wednesday, February 20 – Read-In, 10:00 a.m. at Hosston Branch, 15478 U.S. Hwy 71, Hosston

·Thursday, February 21 – Damsels in Distress Book Discussion, 2:00 p.m. at Rodessa Branch, 10093 Main Street, Rodessa

·Friday, February 22 – Teen Open Mic, 4:00 p.m. at Wallette Branch, 363 Hearne Avenue

·Monday, February 25 – Black Klansman: A Memoir Book Discussion & Movie Screening, 5:30 p.m. at Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive

·Monday, February 25 – Open Mic Night, 5:30 p.m. at West Shreveport Branch, 4380 Pines Road

·Tuesday, February 26 – Spoken Word, 4:30 p.m. at Atkins Branch, 3704 Greenwood Road

·Wednesday, February 27 – Teen Read-In, 4:30 p.m. at Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch

All programs are free and open to the public.

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